Papillon Press is a letterpress and illustration studio located in Westport, Ontario, Canada that specializes in illustrated greeting cards and paper goods. Our greeting cards, note cards, gift tags, thank you cards, stickers, etc. all feature our hand-drawn illustrations and are printed by hand on our 60 year-old letterpress.
We love it when clients order full suites of our invitations, which is what Noah and Mary Claire did when they chose our Heartland design to be printed in navy blue and pewter. This 6-piece invitation feature a custom illustrated map and a reply postcard printed on double-thick Lettra. We can’t ask for more than that!
The best kind of client are the ones who let you “do your thing”, and that’s exactly the kind of client Sofia was. Sofia wanted a custom invitation that included a pair of lovebirds, a few specific types of flowers and a silhouette of a couple holding hands.
The result is a gorgeous 3-colour announcement complete with coloured envelopes, rendered even more lovely by Send More Mail vintage stamps.
Thanks Sofia and Jeffrey for letting us run with our ideas!
We have a confession to make, we are closet Twilight fans. We are very much looking forward to Breaking Dawn, the 4th instalment of the Twilight movie saga, coming out in mid-November.
However when we saw the trailer a while ago, we were stunned when they showed the actual Bella & Edward invitation in the trailer. Why? It was so….blah.
Thus came the idea to redesign the Twilight wedding invitation. We asked our Facebook fans which motifs they thought we should take inspiration from, and they mostly agreed that the meadow was the best motif since Edward and Bella spent so much time there together.
We didn’t set out to create a real wedding invitation, but rather something the fans could get excited about which is why we decided to include the actual characters on the wedding invitation. We rarely illustrate human figures on our wedding invitations, but in this case we thought it would be more fun for the fans to feature the characters on the invitation.
And thus the Twilight invitation was reborn, by the hand of Chantal herself (who illustrated the whole thing), complete with New Moon font.
Now comes the really exciting part…you can buy it!
We’re currently taking pre-orders in our Etsy shop. The last day to order will be October 28th, and the invitation will ship on November 1st, just in time for all your Twilight wedding parties (no pun intended). We’re also offering your name handwritten in calligraphy on the front of the envelope and offering the shipping option of having it sent directly to you as if you were one of Edward’s and Bella’s guests.
It’s a limited edition and the amount of pre-orders we get will determine the edition number (meaning once that deadline is up, this invitation will never be made again!) So make sure to tell your fan friends!